VACATIONS TO COSTA RICA






San Jose Costa Rica City Break from $269*

Departures Any Day Jan 3 thru Dec 25, 2017
4 Days/3 Nights

Radisson San Jose Costa Rica

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Jan 3 thru Dec 25, 2017 - from $269*
Extra Night Rates: Dbl-$52 pp

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, was founded in 1737. This busy city is a thrill to explore, with architecture that ranges from modern sky scrapers to elegant stuccoed bungalows. At the Central Market experience the real San Jose as you walk among the stalls and see exotic spices, fish, fruit, vegetables and handicrafts for sale. Costa Rica is a compelling, invigorating and fascinating part of the world. It is also the place to go when you want to lie back and luxuriate in the pleasures of an earthly paradise. Come, and feel at home.

This exclusive and superb hotel is ideally located less than a mile from the center of San Jose and is in close proximity to several points of interest such as the National Theatre, the cathedral and Plaza de la Cultura. Guests can also discover amazing volcanoes and impressive rainforests not too far away. Visitors will truly appreciate the well-appointed and spacious guest rooms which come fully equipped with a wide array of modern amenities such as tea and coffee making facilities and wireless Internet connection to keep updated. Both business and leisure travellers will enjoy their stay at this hotel, thanks to the helpful staff and the excellent facilities available, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool for a refreshing swim and a modern gym to keep fit.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA CITY BREAK INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica, 3 nights hotel accommodations with private bath, breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for details.

Guancaste, Pacific North Coast from $369*

Departures Any Day Apr 1 thru Oct 31, 2017
4 Days/3 Nights

Surrounded by unspoiled dry tropical forest and dazzling topography, the Gulf of Papagayo is the ideal setting for nature lovers and beachgoers seeking to plunge themselves into the national parks of Guanacaste, or simply kickback and relax along one of Papagayo’s world-class beaches.

From birding in the region’s dry tropical forests to exploring the volcanic landscape of the Guanacaste Mountains, northwest Guanacaste has it all. In close proximity to the gulf are a number of national parks, including Santa Rosa, Marino las Baulas, Guanacaste, and Rincón de la Vieja, which provide visitors opportunities to explore the natural inland terrain.

Of course, the Gulf of Papagayo is most famous for its beaches. Here, the sun shines throughout the day, heating the white-sand coast and the immaculate aquamarine sea. Tropical trees sway in the breeze at the edge of the beach, providing shade from the burning sun, while the warm gulf waters beckon visitors to take a dip in the calm water.

Villas Sol Resort - All Inclusive

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Jul 1 thru 31, 2017
Standard Room - from $449*
Extra Night Rates: Dbl-$119 pp

Aug 1 thru Sep 30, 2017
Standard Room - from $449*
Extra Night Rates: Dbl-$119 pp

Oct 1 thru 31, 2017
Standard Room - from $369*
Extra Night Rates: Dbl-$91 pp

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

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Jul 1 thru 31, 2017
Standard Room - from $489*
Extra Night Rats: Dbl-$132 pp

Aug 1 thru 31, 2017
Standard Room - from $449*
Extra Night Rats: Dbl-$120 pp

Sep 1 thru 30, 2017
Standard Room - from $389*
Extra Night Rats: Dbl-$100 pp

Oct 1 thru 31, 2017
Standard Room - from $409*
Extra Night Rats: Dbl-$107 pp

GUANACASTE VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation via Southwest Airlines from Houston to Liberia or via JetBlue Airline from New York (JFK), 3 nights all inclusive hotel accommodations with private bath, all meals, all beverages, non-motorized water sports, hotel taxes, service charges and gratuities. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure. Southwest Airlines departure taxes approximately $115 per person. JetBlue departure taxes approximately $135 per person. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for rates from your home city.

Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas from $389*
Departures Any Day Jul 1 thru Oct 31, 2017
4 Days/3 Nights

Shana by the Beach Hotel & Spa

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Jul 8 thru Aug 31, 2017
Double Deluxe w/balcony - from $479*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$122 pp
Junior Suite w/balcony - from $529*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$139 pp

Sep 1 thru Oct 31, 2017
Double Deluxe w/balcony - from $389*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$93 pp
Junior Suite w/balcony - from $429*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$106 pp

Tucked in on the edge of the rainforest, and overlooking the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Shana Hotel is the ideal hotel boutique escape in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. With clean lines and an open, airy feeling, there is little doubt that the casual yet chic decor of this sea-view jungle retreat is the perfect beach resort for those who want to quietly lounge in the sun, enjoy healthy gourmet cuisine in Shana’s own El Gusto Restaurant, self-indulge with spa services, and catch sight of local wildlife.

With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Spa Lifestyle Suites & Residences, a 3 bedroom luxury units, full kitchen facilities and one with its own private infinity pool. Book today to start enjoying your dream Manuel Antonio Costa Rica romantic escape or family vacation getaway!

Manuel Antonio is about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose on the central Pacific coast. It has one, almost mountainous, main road that climbs from the small city of Quepos, flattens at the top, and then descends to the beach near the national park. Although developed, Manuel Antonio still has plenty of thick tropical rainforest. Wildlife is plentiful all around town and is a highlight for most visitors.

If all of Costa Rica’s beaches entered a beauty pageant, Manuel Antonio would surely be crowned winner. With more than 140,000 visitors annually, Manuel Antonio National Park receives more tourists than any other national park in the country. As soon as your feet sink into the soft white sand of Playa Manuel Antonio, and you jump into its gentle, turquoise waters, the reason why people flock here will become overwhelmingly clear.

Playa Manuel Antonio is one of three stunning beaches on this idyllic coastline. Playa Espadilla, the main public beach, has decent waves for surfing at its northern end and smaller waves ideal for swimming and body surfing to the south. Playa Biesanz, an ideal spot for snorkeling at certain times of the year, is the northernmost beach, while the heavenly Manuel Antonio Beach lies within the national park.

Three main trails wind their way through Manuel Antonio National Park, offering unique opportunities for bird watching and viewing the rainforest wildlife. Although none of these trails are strenuous or menacing, a guide is recommended for those who seek detailed knowledge about the rainforest and the creatures that live there. No more than 600 visitors are allowed inside the park per day, so if you visit during peak season starting in December, make sure to arrive early in the morning.

You will never be bored in Manuel Antonio, and apart from the national park, scores of activities await the adrenaline hungry. Rappeling, ziplining, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, and riverboat safaris through the Damas Island Estuary are just a few ways in which you can spend your energies here.

REASONS TO VISIT
The national park is loaded with wildlife.
The beaches are gorgeous.
There are few businesses on the beaches so it has a natural feel.
There are more activities available from this beach area than any other beach area in Costa Rica.
Most hotels and resorts are eco-friendly and built in tune with the surrounding nature.
There is an excellent bus system which runs between Quepos and the beach every half hour.
There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.
The sport fishing is excellent most of the year.
Great beach for swimming.
The north end of the beach is perfect to learn to surf.


MANUEL ANTONIO VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica, 3 night's hotel accommodations with private bath, hotel taxes and service charges. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure. Domestic partner eligible.
Companion Eligible on Spirit Airlines. Call Open Skies® for rates from your home city.

San Jose & Tortuguero National Park Tour from $899*

Departures Any Day Jan 15 thru Dec 25, 2017
5 Days/4 Nights
(Minimum of 2 Persons Required)


Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

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Day 1: Depart via Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airlines, Spirit Airlines or Southwest Airlines. Arrive San Jose and proceed on your own to your hotel. Free day to explore San Jose.

Overnight: Radisson San Jose Costa Rica

Day 2: San Jose to Tortuguero National Park (Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning transfer (shared with other guests) from your from your hotel to Tortuguero National Park. Transfers from San Jose will be via van and boat. Luggage allowance is only 30 pounds. Please pack accordingly.

You will have the opportunity to observe several species during your boat rides through the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park.

Upon arrival at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, join a 4pm walk in the gardens with a naturalist guide, hike the trails behind the lodge on your own (be sure to be out of the forest by 4:45pm) or slip into a hammock set between the rainforest and the river.

Dinner and overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, river view downstairs terrace room.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is situated on 50 acres of private land. Here you'll discover delectable meals created by the chef, Valentin, who specializes in local and international dishes. Designed to blend into the river environment, the pool features an environmentally friendly purification system that uses an undetectable amount of salt instead of commercial chlorine. For a day of relaxation, try the hammock hut, perfect for a mid-day nap.

All the accommodations are beautifully decorated and have almost as much window area as walls, thus merging the indoors with the outdoors. Accommodations are not air conditioned at this lodge so that you can experience the tropical sounds around you. This trip is not recommended for those with severe allergies that require air conditioning.

Day 3: Tortuguero (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Join an early morning bird and nature walk. At 6am one of the naturalist guides will be waiting for you at reception, return to the lodge by 7am. After breakfast, leave the lodge by boat (shared with other guests) with your naturalist guide to explore the creeks of the National Park.

This tour is a three hour trip into the back water lagoons and creeks of Tortuguero National Park.

In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a tour of the village of Tortuguero.

You are also welcome to join the Words Adventure program where you help local kids learn English (free, but reservations are recommended) or join a 4pm walk in the gardens.

Dinner and overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens in a downstairs river view room with terrace

Day 4: Tortuguero to San Jose (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer (shared with other guests) back to San Jose. You will be dropped at your hotel. Free day to explore San Jose.

Overnight: Radisson San Jose Costa Rica

Day 5: After breakfast, proceed on your own to San Jose airport for your return flight home.


SAN JOSE & TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK TOUR INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica 2 nights accommodations at the Radisson Hotel San Jose, 2 nights accommodations at the Tortuga Lodge, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner at Tortuga Lodge, transfers from San Jose to Tortuguero and return, professional guide, hotel taxes and service charges. Airport taxes are not included and vary based on departure city. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure. Domestic partner eligible.
Companion eligible on Spirit Airlines. Call Open Skies® for details.


**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the "from" (shortest non-stop route) to the "To" (furthest point in the US or Canada with one connection each direction) to the final destination. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.


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